Right now, the entire East Coast is blanketed in snow. Some people don’t have power and that means they don’t have heat, but guess what, neither did your ancestors, and do you know how they survived blizzards in the olden days? That’s right, with booze. They don’t call it putting on an alcohol sweater for […]
While nothing compares to the beauty and magic of the harvest at the world’s vineyards, the quiet scenes you’ll find after all the work is done are beautiful in their own quiet way. After all the grapes have been pressed and the leaves have fallen to the ground the vines go to sleep for the winter. […]
One drink and one drink alone embodies the holiday season in a warm glass, and that drink is not eggnog, it’s mulled wine. No other drink says winter and its flavors are finally here quite like it, plus both the alcohol and the warm temperature of the beverage are just what you need to get […]
One of the main wines drunk around the holidays is ice wine, a sweet, syrupy libation that’s the perfect cap to the end of a meal. And its sweetness is definitely gaining in popularity, especially among the portion of drinkers who enjoy sweeter wines like Riesling and Moscato.
Barrel-aged beers are more popular than ever before. In fact the #2 beer in the world, according to both Beer Advocate and Rate Beer, is Cigar City’s Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, and that position isn’t an anomaly, but instead just the most famous of the incredible number of barrel-aged beers that are now considered by beer […]
It’s dangerously cold outside and your peers are screaming for red wine, but you’re a white wine drinker. Are you stuck with crispy, light and refreshing whites that all those red wine drinkers start sipping on when the snow melts? NO! White wines can have just as much oomph as red wines during a Hercules […]
We’re looking outside the windows of VinePair HQ right now and snow is blowing sideways. It looks like the Polar Vortex is back, again. Perhaps it never left As we like to say, wine is polar vortex medicine. But how much wine? To the chart: Got friends suffering from the Polar Vortex? Share! We hear medicine […]
I know all weeks are stressful, but for whatever reason this week has seemed more so. Since waking up on Monday, the week has been non-stop. Work, friends, responsibilities, I am ready for Friday. It’s weeks like this that leave me craving a good bottle of wine on Wednesday night, an ideal reward for making […]
I hate winter. Correction: I don’t hate winter, but I hate being cold. It’s the bone-chilling cold our entire country has been experiencing this past week that makes me want to run home and dive head first into a pile of blankets, only to emerge the following day and face the bitter cold once again.